Do you want to have a small supercomputer on your desk? Or Do you want to run your software true parallel? Or Do you even want both at the same time? That is very well possible using TRANSPUTERS ! ! And what are those things called Transputers? They are computerchips with remarkable characteristics. They are designed together with their programming language OCCAM with the idea to make it one system. And they are designed to make it possible to work really CONCURRENT. But concurrency has only sense when several tasks really concurrent can run. Therefore you have to run several transputers at the same time, working on the same task. And that is only possible when the transputers know of each other what they are doing. So there are bi-directional signal channels to communicate with each other. They are called LINKS. Each transputer has four. They can be connected to the links of other transputers. The most important fields where transputers can be used are controlling of mechanical constructions, and in scientific or technical problems. That is the reason why they all have a sixty four bit numbercruncher on board. Working with transputers gives a lot of fun for those people who like hardware as well as software. A drawback is that you have to learn the special language OCCAM. And in the hardware are certain things that are different from other processors. But be not afraid, it all is so simple that every one can understand how it all is functioning. This is the Transputersystem with 16 boards; it is under construction. That is the reason why a lot of things are not yet ready. Or even not yet started. Now it is possible you are not interested. In that case switch to something else. ============================================================ But it is also possible you got interested. In that case switch to one of the following subjects. However, most of the subjects is not yet ready. It is just as in the cinema: Coming Soon. Start of a Transputer system What do you need in the beginning? First steps on a new road. Using a Transputer system What is it good for? Can I use it? Status CONAPP This is how it looks The beginning is there. Usefull remarks May be you can use this Read it please. Large pictures See details This is for clarity. The big one The PARSYTEC Supercluster.
TEXT FOR TESTING Why this page? In arbitrary sequence: To show my computerfriends what I constructed and how I am solving the problems in my way. To show my friends and family what I am so busy with. To show the rest of the world how you can be busy with computers in an other way. Will this all ever be ready? No, I suppose not. The simple reason is that there is a lot of work to do.And that knowledge is limited; so is lifetime. But this all does not hurt at all. The only thing is to be busy with things you are interested in. So it is not my lifestyle to watch the ducks in the pond; keep your mind active, as long as you can. If you like to ask me something, to tell me how things can be done better or show me your results of long and zealous craftsmanship,please do not hesitate to drop a mail to: Need help with microcontrollers or transputers?
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